Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tuesday, 4th November 2014

Today in the class of Social Sciences Paqui has explained us how to make the project and what we can include on it. We have to post it on the blog before the 20 of November. We have also corrected the other day’s scheme about Baroque art. First we have corrected the part of Architecture and Paqui has made a pause to explain us what a Solomonic column (Columna Salomónica) is and she has told us that it was used in the Roman Empire. She has also drawn on the blackboard the types of floor plan:
  • The Greek cross
  •  The Latin cross         
  • Oval floor plan (as the one that is inside the Church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane)
  •  Centralized floor plan
  •   Basilical floor plan

Christian cross.svg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruz (Latin cross)



 Oval floor plan
(Dome of the Church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane)

Then we have continued corrected the part of Sculpture and we have compared the main features with the Bernini’s sculpture “Apollo and Daphne”. She has told us that a famous sculpture called “Ecstasy of Saint Theresa” made by Bernini was very polemic and I think that it was polemic because it was misunderstood by the Church or something like that.

The Ecstasy of St. Teresa - Gian Lorenzo Bernini


At the end we have corrected only one feature of painting: the use of oil painting. Paqui has said that it was a very good technique to paint, but it has a disadvantage, the oil gets rusted with time, and it can show the corrections that the authors of some paintings made. For example:


You can see in this painting like a shadow next to the leg of Philip IV, this “shadows” are corrections that Velázquez made, with time , as oil gets rusted the corrections are visible.

Today I have learned that Baroque art use a lot of curved lines and that the use of movement (for example in the clothes in the sculptures) make the work of art more realistic and shocking and I have also learned that the Baroque's works of art were very expensive because some of them were built with materials that were difficult to obtain.

We have copied new words in our glossary:

Blackout/power outage: Apagón (we have copied this word because Paqui has said that in her house there was a blackout while she was working, and she loss it)

Oven: Horno

Floor plan: En arquitectura, planta

Mud: Barro

Baldachin: Baldaquino

Overwhelmed: Agobiado

To flee: huir (we have copied this word because it is referred to a feature of Sculpture, that the artists wanted to capture fleeting moments)

Fleeting: huir

Spell: hechizo

Newt: Tritón

Canvas: Lienzo

That’s all for today!!


Minerva Iniesta said...

Hi Carla! You've done a good job with this journal :) Today we've seen some baroque architecture, sculpture and painting examples. What I liked most of all were the sculpture and painting examples, but the architecture ones... I think they're over elaborated and I would prefer them more simple. The only example I really like was the Bernini's Colonnade. So, what is your favorite type of art style?

See you tomorrow :)

Carla García Sánchez-Rojo said...

Hello Minerva! :)
Well, I don't like so much art but if I have to choose I will choose painting because I like a lot the techniques of the painters not only in Baroque but in mostly all the stages of art, architecture as you've said could be more simple but as the architects of the Baroque wanted to surprise the people I suppose they did in this way.
See you!! :D

Paqui Pérez Fons said...


It's a pleasure to correct a journal with so few mistakes!

THese are my small corrections. Some of them are related to word order. Be careful with this:

-.... and what wecan include on it.

- She has also drawn the types of floor plan on the blackboard

- because it was misunderstood by the Church or something like that.

- the oil gets rusted/ oxydizes with time

- as oil gets ruted/ oxydizes the corrections are visible

-it is referr ed to a feature of Sculpture,.


I hope you start enjoying art this year. There are a lot of interesting things to learn about it and you will discover that when you travel, the places you visit become more interesting if you know about art.

Good work!

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Sorry, rusted instead of "ruted"

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Only thing I did't say is that you can't change the font. Your journal has different fonts and you have to respect the predeterminad font. Correct this, please.